PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I'll go Mercyful Fate. Let's see some buckeye musical tastes.
Those are my 2 favorite songs from Blitzen Trapper, Hodge. Good call. They get overlooked so often, which is cool in a way, but I definitely would like to see them get a bit more notoriety.
This one was my favorite off of American Goldwing (released in 2011)
I was a huge fan of the title track off American Goldwing, as well as "Your Crying Eyes", "Fletcher", and "Stranger in a Strange Land". That album is my all-time favorite driving record.
Also, Frank Turner is playing the LC on June 9. He's doing a one hour set before the Dropkick Murphys, looks to be one hell of a show, as Turner's support bands play at the Basement (dual admission with tickets).
Yeah, the title track was great too. I haven't listened to it in awhile (which happens with how many albums I need to listen to constantly) but I'm going to have to go throw that on at some point.
I'd love to get down there for that show as I like Turner already and you can't really go wrong with anything Dropkick Murphys, but I'll be out in Denver that week. I will be swinging back through Columbus coming back from there (my best friend hates flying, or is terrified, so we are driving out to visit another friend) and was thinking about catching The Nationals show at the LC on the 15th, but it's too much to do and I'm sure I'd like to get back home by that point.
I just listened to The Airborne Toxic Event's new album last night and I'm thoroughly impressed. These guys continue to put out good music. May not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you like alt-rock, this is some good stuff.
Here's my $0.02 on the subject ...
Rock group: Rush. My overall favorite in all music categories. Second place would be Van Halen.
Alternative group: Angels and Airwaves / Blink-182 (common component = Tom Delonge)
Rap / Hip Hop group: Naughty by Nature / Beastie Boys. Tie. I can't decide between them.
Metal group: Iron Maiden. Love the galloping rhythms and storytelling.
Country: Garth Brooks. Not a country fan, and he can tend towards the pop side of the spectrum.
Other: Linkin Park. Not rap. Not rock. Just damn good.
Female: Pat Benetar. Don't know why exactly. Not much for looking at, but she can rock.
Go ahead ... feel free to pick the list apart now. :)
all you had to say was Rush and Tom Delonge and you got an upvote brotha
Blue Oyster Cult
(hence the screen name)
Little known fact. They used to tour under their original name, The Soft White Underbelly, and play small venues so the true die hards could watch them and nobody else would know who was actually playing. They would frequent the Newport back in the day using that name, then come back under BOC and play at the Ohio Center right after.
That's pretty interesting. Green Day did something similar a few years back; at the height of their fame (after American Idiot), they cut a garage rock record as the Foxboro Hot Tubs, and toured a bunch of small venues across the country under that name. Gotta say, that record (Stop, Drop, and Roll!) was amongst their finest work since Dookie.
Foo Fighters have also done this. They played several shows at smaller venues, even as an opening band in some cases for some of their heros such as Cheap Trick and were billed as 'Stacked Actors', which is the title of one of their songs from the album 'There is Nothing Left to Lose'.
thats cool stuff....i like that bands do that for the die hard fans.
i think the grateful dead did something similar. i forget when or where...I think they were touring and were not allowed to play in Hampton, VA due to problems outside the venue in the past. instead they played as the warlocks (their original name).
I was living in New Jersey at the time and drove with some of my buddies to see them and Humble pie in the early 80's and a riot broke out at the concert which was held in Allentown, Pa so they postponed it one night and then honored the tickets the next night..Great Concert btw
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
i think my favorite band changes...but i always come back to bob marley & the wailers. phish, pink floyd, greatful dead, spokey speaky and widespread panic. seen panic 4 times the last 2 weeks...they are killing it right now
Alice In Chains
Another SSPU fan...love it. I mentioned them in my post way up above in a list of bunch of acts that I'm currently into. It's an ever-evolving list so there's even more now.
I'm a big fan as well. Remind me a little of Smashing Pumpkins. Love your older posts too BTW Unky. I agree with your philosophy on music and how music lovers just hope people hear what they hear etc. I'm always telling my friends new bands and new songs that I'm finding out about or what not. They aren't anywhere near into music as I am but it's always fun having them really dig a song that I suggest or get into a band that I suggest.
I'm the same way. There aren't many that I know that are into music quite like I am. There are really only a handful of people I can discuss music at length with and lucky for me one of them is one of my brother in laws. But yeah, getting those that I know who don't listen to as much as I do into a particular song, band, or even genre is pretty awesome. I tend to post a lot of music videos on Facebook (probably more than most people care for) but I always hear comments from people on how they love when I do that and it's pretty cool knowing that I'm expanding the musical knowledge of at least a few people.
One of my favorite things to do all year is put out a list of my top 100 songs and top 50 albums for a year. Usually done in in the first few weeks in January (although this year's album list is still not out, although complete, because of how busy I've been). There are only a few things I'm passionate about: Ohio State football, music, art, and craft beer. I spend a lot of time focusing on those things.
We gotta talk tunes & brews sometime Unky. I especially love events that combine them both. For example, hitting up Great GoogaMooga in BKLYN in a couple of weekends. A few unsolicited recommended destinations for each...
Tunes: airwaves, sxsw, a low hum, mfnw, denton 35 (I don't care for the "mass of humanity" type fests such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, etc.
Brews: Savor Craft Beer (a plus if you're also a foodie), Philly Beer Week (the best of any city events of a similar ilk I've attended, mondial de la biere, the entire State of Oregon
In a "normal" year, I see between 100 - 150 bands / performers. Most are considered indie but across a wide spectrum of genres.
I'd like to hear anything you've come across that you'd consider outstanding.
Haha, so I just had this long response detailing some new bands, beers, etc. and I accidentally hit "back" thinking I was on another tab and I lost it all. I have some other stuff that I absolutely need to take care of, so if I have time over the next couple days, I'll rewrite it. So disappointing...
Looking forward to it.
Good call. I do the same thing with Facebook and get a few bites here and there. I'm with you on the passions too. You should post your lists online somewhere like a blog or something or have some sort of place to show what you are currently listening to. I am on Spotify and that's my way of sharing what I'm currently listening to to any of my friends that give a crap haha. I have a couple friends that really value my opinion on music and are always asking me for new stuff to check so Spotify really helps me spread that around to them.
Unky are you on spotify? If so what's your username...My work commute is an hour each way and all I do is listen to music the entire time
I am on Spotify but I can't remember what my username is. I can't check it at work due to the connection to Facebook, but when I get home, I'll post it. I do have my top 100 of 2012 on there, as well as 2011 and 2009. Not sure why 2010 isn't there, but I'll get it in there soon enough. So yeah, once I post it, anyone on Spotify can check out that stuff.
do you know what your playlists are saved as? i think people can bring them up that way, if you know their titles.
Not off the top of my head. I'll be home by 4:30 though, so I'll post it when I get home. I can guess but I'd rather be correct.
For those interested, my username on Spotify is stebb1 (old AOL screen name from years and years ago that I went back to) and the playlists are rather self explanatory. I'm actually going to throw in the albums list from last year as well when I have time to do (sometime next week I imagine). I may open a few others up as well. There are a few on the lists from 2012, and I'm sure 2011 as well, that can't be played for various reasons. Not sure if they just don't show up on the list from someone else or if they're just not playable, but there are 100 there.
Just now read this Unky. Will definitely try to subscribe to your playlists. I'll probably have to do it at home though as I'm at work now. Looking forward to seeing what you've got on there.
Saw Government Mule at the Taft in Cincinnati on Saturday, and they absolutely tore it up. What a phenomenal show. Schlubens - I used to be a rabid Panic fan back in the Mikey days (and I really liked George as well). But I think I'm the only one who absolutely hates Jimmy Herring. He does fine with cover tunes (which is why last years Halloween show kicked ass), but I can't stand his style when he does originals. Too much 'wah-wah-wah' with his guitar. Just me. If you haven't seen them in Red Rocks, make sure you do so this summer. Sell your car, your kids, your wife, whatever it takes. There is no other show like Panic at Red Rocks. Straight up fact.
Anyone else at Summer Sanitarium several years ago at the 'Shoe? Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Mudvayne. Tickets were crazy expensive but they wanted students as ushers so I signed up to be an usher, got $40, free lunch and a free concert. All I had to do was ask people to keep walkways clear about once every hour or so - no biggy.
<--------------------------------- and Bob Marley
Greensky Bluegrass is a current favorite
Also, TBDBITL (don't tell me I'm the first to post that!)
You weren't, but don't forget The Dead Schembechelers as well! I'm sure they too have been mentioned before.
Sunny Day Real Estate
The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering
Favorite OSU bar band- Mark Haines and the Remains. Now there's a little blast from the past.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
Scum needs to listen to the Stones song You can't always get what you want.
I have music ADD, so I don't have favorite bands as much as favorite songs. The fact that I also listen to almost anything (minus most rap and blue grass) doesn't help the matter. I like everyone from Queen to The Cleveland Orchestra, Avenue Q (though not an artist, is a fantastic musical) to Carrie Underwood.
I don't know if I'm just totally missing something or I have very different tastes from everyone else, but I don't think I've seen anyone mention bands like Journey or Foreigner...those two along with Skillet are probably at the top if my list, maybe P.O.D. in there as well.
No Foreigner blew it out of the water at the LC last year. Journey kicks butt too.
How did I miss this great thread when it came up last year? I would have dropped four digits worth of money to see one of the first great supergroups and the band that pioneered rock and roll into a new stratosphere - Led Zeppelin. No quarter, all of my love, fool in the rain?!?!?! so great.
I like football
Saw the Journey tour a couple summers ago when Foreigner opened.....I had very low expectations for Foreigner without Lou Gramm, but they kicked some serious ass, they sounded fantastic....
These guys are pretty cool.....they even have some new music on the way:
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Have to like the McCoy's with hang on sloppy.
Acdc Hells bells,highway to hell and some thunderstruck
It's 2013 and MichiganRap still sucks! Actually, Michigan sux too.
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." Charlton Heston(1924-2008)
A Tribe Called Quest
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
My favorite band was Eddie and the Cruisers...until I found out they were fake. So, now my least favorite (real) band is Eddie and the Cruisers for tricking me. But, now my favorite fake band is: Eddie and the Cruisers.
I'm just happy to be here
Uhhh....Van Morrison duh. You tell me anyone who can play like this live today?
Ireland's gift to the world. Turn on your raaaaaadio.
Our honor Defend!
SWITCH ON YOUR ELECTRIC LIGHT!
Fun fact: Van almost didn't go on stage that night--he was pretty much dragged onto stage, and then delivered that spellbinding performance of "Caravan". It was said that it epitomized the man: sublime on stage, and absolutely unbearable in person.
Bonus fun fact: The Last Waltz is absolutely littered with overdubbing. After recording, Robbie Robertson zealously overdubbed his guitar parts, and basically forced the rest of The Band to follow suit (apparently Rick Danko's bass was way outta tune most of the night). Only two things were wholly untouched, Levon Helm's drumming and vocals (first because he refused, and second because his performance was so damn good it didn't need any retouching), and Van Morrison's famous rendition of "Caravan".
Van Morrison is awesome I love brown Eye Girl and Domino..
Portugal. The Man
Nine Inch Nails
"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody." - Mark Titus
Metallica, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, RHCP, RATM, Disturbed, FFDP, Foo Fighters, Guns 'n Roses, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, A7X, Volbeat, Bob Marley
Class of 2010.
Sing O-bla-di-bla-da Hey
joe walsh-confessor,billy thorpe-childrren of the sun,billy squire,wsp,robert randolph,assorted roger walters live with some tracks w/clapton is in the disc rotation as of now
Third eye blind!
Drivin N Cryin...not my all time favorite, but they are in the top 15, and they are playing a tiny place in Akron on June 1st and I will be there....have never seen them live, unsure what to expect out of them at this point
And still kick myself that I never saw the immortal Ronnie James Dio before he passed, despite numerous opportunities....
Nine Inch Nails and Kreator
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
This is so tough for me.. I love music so I have such a wide array of favorite bands.
The Beatles are (of course) towards the top of the list. Maybe actually at the top.
Led Zeppelin.. Although, I saw a YouTube video where it shows a lot of their early stuff was totally stolen from other artists. I know that that's how music works... that there's really nothing "original" anymore, but they used the music AND lyrics and then credited it to themselves. That doesn't rub right with me. But they are still rock GODS.. So they remain on the list.
Some more modern bands that you might not know....
Mumford and Sons
Motion City Soundtrack
The Dear Hunter
Band of Horses
Dear and the headlights (no longer together)
Good Old War
Manchester Orchestra and Bad Books and Right Away, Great Captain! (all fronted by the same guy, Andy Hull)
I guess I could keep going on and on and on....
30+years, 3 different bassist's and 1 lead guitarist later ... still amazing.
Social Distortion Love Mike Ness
Pantera and Phil Anselmo's side projects---Down, SuperJoint Ritual
I saw Down a couple of months ago at Bogarts. It was the best Phil had looked, and sounded, in years.
"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Old Guy List:
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
4. Neil Young
6. Tom Waits
8. Led Zeppelin
Old Guy New Stuff List:
2. Andrew Byrd
3. Avett Brothers
5. Fleet Foxes
6. Edward Sharpe...
7. Yo La Tengo
8. Alabama Shakes
9. Black Keys
10. Modest Mouse
Old Guy Oddments and Fringe Stuff
1. Captain Beefheart
2. Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express
3. John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra
4. Gil Scott Heron
5. Fairport Convention/Richard Thompson
6. John Mayall
7. Gentle Giant
8. The Velvet Underground
9. The Clash (realized I left them off the first list)
Many more swirling around in the foggy parts of my brain that were awake in the sixties and seventies: Jefferson Airplane, Cream, Joe Walsh, Spooky Tooth, The Cure, Jerry Jeff Walker, yada yada yada.
Some awesome bands in there... I love the Old Guy New Stuff list.
I listen to a lot of different music. My iPod contains Frank Sinatra, Lil Wayne, Avenged Sevenfold, Eric Church, and James Taylor. That should be a good representation. I listen to a lot of weird stuff but my favorites are pretty mainstream: Avenged Sevenfold, Led Zeppelin, OAR Pre-mainstream, Hollywood Undead, Pink Floyd. I'm actually really liking Volbeat's last 2 albums. I try to avoid most emo crap though. Sorry to offend anyone, but I don't need to hear you cry into a mic because your parents don't understand you.
Van Halen (Gary Cherone led of course)
I always seem to go back to Mumford and Sons (especially their first album)
They are just an awesome band
I can really go on forever with this stuff, but a couple more bands to check out would be The Features....
That is there newest single from their upcoming release but also check out Rambo and How It Starts
And Bad Books...
Their album II is exceptionally good. The band consists of the several members of Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine.
Love Bad Books...
Actually, I love anything Andy Hull does.
Ever listen to Right Away, Great Captain?
I have not. I'll have to check them out soon.
I just want to take a moment to give a shout-out to Phil Collins. His music helped me get through my third divorce. I don't think I'd be here today, (neither would my wife), if his wise lyrics weren't out there to get me through those tough days when I was messing around.
Its no fun being an illegal alien.
Word Up Magazine brother
Ill be the first emo kid to come out.
Taking back Sunday, brand new, the get up kids, the stryder, the Juliana theory.
Now I'm into stronger music due to my line of work, outrun the gun, August burns red, for today, chiodos.
Favorite artist thread should come next.
Dallas green, Connor obherst, morrissey, Chris carabba.
Juliana Theory -- awesome band
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
Alt rock, screamo and acoustic artists.
I can dig that.
Palma Violets new album (180)
I'm a little surprised there has been only one mention of Vampire Weekend. Listened to the new album yesterday, Modern Vampires of the City, and I absolutely love it. I'll bank on it being one of my top 5 albums this year. Check it out if you get a chance (the link is to a stream of the album with a couple extra remixes at the end).
These are my 2 favorite tracks on the album:
The Rolling Stones, Jane's Addiction
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Scarlet and Gray, Every Day.
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